Yanni performed at the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala for the Chinese New Year on February 9th. It is the first time a non Chinese artist has been invited to the event.
CCTV Spring Festival Gala is the largest television show in the world reaching more than one billion (1,000,000,000) viewers. It’s broadcast-ed globally and is known by virtually every Chinese person around the world.
The gala is held every year to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and is broadcast live to the world on the Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Yanni will be joined on stage by famous Zither performer, Chang Jing, who was a featured solo artist during the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.